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East Lancs MP's frustration at ‘track, but no trains’ fiasco

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Graham Jones MP Graham Jones

AN East Lancashire MP has written to the Department for Transport about the ‘ongoing fiasco’ surrounding the lack of trains for the Todmorden Curve.

Graham Jones, who represents Hyndburn with Haslingden, told Stephen Hammond there was ‘deep frustration’ about the delays.

He said in the letter: “I must register once again the deep frustration across East Lancashire, and among a great number of my constituents, that the opening of this line has been delayed for the farcical reason that there are no trains to serve it.”

He suggested the department consider the possibility of moving the diesel rolling stock from the Settle to Carlisle line onto the Todmorden curve, and then replacing those trains with Mark II carriages.

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9:34am Fri 23 May 14

Noiticer says...

He can huff and puff but won't budge the Department of Transport who won't cough up the extra subsidy to Northern Trains which would be necessary to run diesel loco and carriages.
He can huff and puff but won't budge the Department of Transport who won't cough up the extra subsidy to Northern Trains which would be necessary to run diesel loco and carriages. Noiticer
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